October 27, 2015

Sephora Haul + Mini Reviews

I am officially going on a No Buy November just because of the past few days. I've shopped a lot this
month but I think this weekend takes the cake. Between a Bath & Body Works Haul, some J.Crew shopping, and these three Sephora hauls (and hopefully one more today when the Champagne Glow Palette comes out).

But really, I don't know what came over me this weekend. There were just some things I needed at Sephora, and then some free gifts I wanted and some little trinkets I wanted and had my eye on for a while.

I prefer shopping online at Sephora because I get completely overwhelmed by the store. I am also more likely to put things away when I'm walking around the store and have time to think about all the money I'm spending. But probably the thing I love most about shopping online at Sephora are all the free gifts you can get.

I usually always spend $25 or more so I get deluxe size samples using special codes I find on the Sephora mobile app or on RetailMeNot. This is a great way to try new products or get some extra goodies in your order. 

Also online there seems to be a lot more reward samples that you can redeem rather than in store, and of course, there are the 3 free samples that you can redeem at checkout no matter the price point of your order.

With all that out of the way, I got a lot of stuff between my purchases and free goodies and it's overwhelming but exciting. I really have a makeup/beauty/skincare problem but I don't care -- I love trying new products and reviewing them.



My original purchases that I paid for are exciting and I can't wait to tell you about them!

Lolita Lip Duo: This was my latest purchase because I saw an article on Allure.com telling me that this was on sale. Kat Von D's famous Everlasting Lipstick Shade in Lolita is ALWAYS sold out and it's super frustrating. When I saw that there was a mini size of Lolita and the new shade Lolita II in a set, I didn't even hesitate to buy it. I haven't worn them on my lips yet but the shades are perfect for the season and I've only heard good things so I can't wait!

With this purchase, I redeemed a 100 point perk which was the Kate Somerville ExfoliKate, the famous "Hollywood 2 Minute Facial". I've always wanted to try this and I've been in an exfoliating mood so what better time to redeem this!



Shine Bright Statement Lash Essentials: This was definitely a splurge, impulse purchase. I have been wanting to try something from the Tarte holiday collection but nothing that has truly caught my eye, until I saw this little set for $20. I don't have an eyelash curler so why not buy this gorgeous, encrusted studded one that comes with a deluxe sample of a best selling mascara? I'm obsessed with the eyelash curler and have been using it the past few days -- it really curls my lashes and holds the curl, perfectly prepping my eyes for mascara. I haven't used the mascara yet because I have SO many open right now but I know I'll like this too.

Dr. Jart Pore Minimalist Mask: I wanted something else to buy with the Shine Bright Essentials to get a free deluxe sample and what better to buy than a face mask? I have used this mask before and I've felt like my skin needs all the pore minimizing it can get. The charcoal based mask makes all the difference in helping repair my skin and I'm waiting for a good night to use it and pamper myself.

With this purchase, I decided to get the belif Hungarian Water Essence serum. Belif is a Korean brand  that has all these amazing skincare products and I've been wanting to try them for a while. I used this the other day and it felt incredible on my skin. It was deeply hydrating and refreshing which is exactly what I want in my skincare.

Sephora Anti Fatigue & Energizing Eye Mask: I love these Sephora brand eye masks and I was running out. The Anti Fatigue mask is my favorite because I always feel like my skin needs it. I love these eye masks because they really do feel refreshing on the skin and make a little difference. It also feels like the highest stage of pampering and I love that!

Tarte Maracuja C Brightener Eye Treatment: This is the bad boy that started it all. I needed a new eye cream since I ran out of my Murad Renewing Eye Cream. I went on about this baby in my updated skincare routine in yesterday's post so I won't ramble but it's amazing.

Top to Bottom: Lolita, Lolita II, Bite Lipgloss, Bite Lipstick
I got the most goodies in this order since I redeemed a 250 point perk in the Bite Beauty Lip Lab in Kir Royale perk. Bite puts out these adorable little perk kits that come with deluxe samples of their Rogue Cream lipstick, lip gloss, and a mirror. I love Bite Beauty but only have tried a few of their products. I've been waiting for the right color lip lab trio to redeem and I thought this gorgeous plum shade was perfect. Bite is an all natural ingredient brand and I can appreciate a company that is thoughtful about their products. 

The final thing in my haul is a Bare Minerals First Class Fave Trio which was redeemed with my $25 purchase. I failed to mention previously that I'm a VIB Rogue which means I spent $350 in a calendar year so sometimes VIB and VIB Rogue members get special offers for free products and this Bare Minerals trio was one of them. It comes with a Lash Domination Mascara, a Lip Oil Balm, and a Mineral Veil Powder. Bare Minerals is another brand I really enjoy and have wanted to try more of and this was a great place to start. 

I haven't tried the lip oil balm or the mascara but the Mineral Veil is a great loose powder for setting my makeup and it really makes my makeup look even more put together.

Whew, that was a lot of makeup! I really like doing round up haul posts like this since I do so much shopping. Let me know if you'd like to see any more of these types of posts!

What was your last purchase(s) at Sephora? Tell me in the comments :) 


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